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  • Important or Urgent Tasks – How Do You Decide?

    Important or Urgent Tasks – How Do You Decide?

    Many employees – regardless of what field they work in - are faced daily with tasks that require immediate attention. But when you are saddled with multiple deadlines at work, how do you decide between those that are urgent; where not meeting deadlines may impact...

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  • Translating Your Military Experience into a Resume

    Translating Your Military Experience into a Resume

    Crafting a polished resume is a difficult task for most. This, however, is an unavoidable part of the job search process; one that can be more challenging for veterans. Not only can they be unsure of how to translate their military experience into civilian terms, but...

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  • History of Women and Equality

    History of Women and Equality

    Womens Equality Day, the 19th Amendment (which guaranteed a womans right to vote), and the Equal Pay Act are all early steps that have led to shaping gender equality in todays work force. In recognition of Womens Equality Day, the recruiting experts at...

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  • Important or Urgent Tasks – How Do You Decide?

    Important or Urgent Tasks – How Do You Decide?

    Many employees – regardless of what field they work in - are faced daily with tasks that require immediate attention. But when you are saddled with multiple deadlines at work, how do you decide between those that are urgent; where not meeting deadlines may impact...

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  • Highest Paying Jobs

    Highest Paying Jobs

    Job satisfaction, job security, a great boss, and a thriving workplace environment: what more could anyone ask for? A job that pays well, of course. Here are the highest paying jobs and their average salaries, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics...

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  • Team Work: What it Really Takes to Create a Team Environment

    Team Work: What it Really Takes to Create a Team Environment

    The old mantra-there is no I in team, although overused should be considered a sound philosophy all employees need adopt to succeed in today's work environment. A streamlined workforce, mergers...

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  • A Day in Your Boss' Shoes - How it Can Help You Do a Better Job

    A Day in Your Boss' Shoes - How it Can Help You Do a Better Job

    I'm sure you've asked yourself; "what exactly does my boss do all day?" You may see them in meetings, going out to business lunches or in countless strategy sessions. You may feel your boss does at...

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  • When Looking for a Job, Put Your Dating Cap On

    When Looking for a Job, Put Your Dating Cap On

    Everyone is pretty familiar with the rules of dating. They go something like this: 1. Play up your positive features: nice car, great figure, fun job, likes to travel 2. Downplay your shortcomings: scary without makeup, regularly wears SPANX, embarrassing amount of credit card debt, has a tendency to stalk exes

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  • Restaurant Industry Sees Huge Job Growth

    Restaurant Industry Sees Huge Job Growth

    According to a press release by the National Restaurant Association, more than 200,000 jobs have been created in the restaurant industry in the past six months. With this massive surge in employment, restaurants have become the country's second...

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  • How the Overcrowded Job Market Is Changing the Mindset of Universities and Students

    How the Overcrowded Job Market Is Changing the Mindset of Universities and Students

    In today's difficult economy, there are many qualified candidates coming out of top-flight graduate schools, but unfortunately there are not enough job opportunities waiting for them. The overall...

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  • Resume Writing Tips for Women

    Resume Writing Tips for Women

    Modesty is a virtue. But when it comes to writing a resume women should throw that old adage out the window. Its time to toot your own horn! When writing a resume, women have a tendency to downplay their own accomplishments which can impede the impact...

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  • Making the Most of Your Commute to Work

    Making the Most of Your Commute to Work

    For many Americans, the average work week not only encompasses 40 hours, but also the added time spent commuting back and forth. This can make finding work-life balance a daunting task. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on average, Americans spend more than...

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  • The Interview's Three Big Questions

    The Interview's Three Big Questions

    When you interview for a job, it's natural to wonder about the impression you make on the interviewer. You want to dress right, show respect and prove you're qualified for the position.You can't prepare a canned answer for every potential interview question - there are just too many possibilities...

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  • Women in the Workforce: Strategies to Finding a Job

    Women in the Workforce: Strategies to Finding a Job

    The female presence in the workforce, whether in accounting, the sciences, human resources, developing corporate communications, or assuming executive positions, is increasing in just about every industry. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor...

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  • Leveraging Social Media for an Effective Job Search

    Leveraging Social Media for an Effective Job Search

    Women Unique Struggles on the Work Front

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  • Top 10 Best Business and Financial Jobs

    Top 10 Best Business and Financial Jobs

    Workers seeking careers in business and finance can expect job growth over the next decade to be about 13 percent, according to projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2012 there were about 7.1 million workers in these industries. About 900,000 more...

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  • The Accessible Workplace: How to Discuss Your Disability in an Interview

    The Accessible Workplace: How to Discuss Your Disability in an Interview

    Interview preparation is a necessary and sometimes difficult task for many job applicants. Whether you are participating in your first or twenty-fist interview, preparation is a core essential of the...

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  • Things Interviewers Won't Tell You, but You Need to Know

    Things Interviewers Won't Tell You, but You Need to Know

    For many, interviewing can be one of the most stressful parts of the job search process. What to wear, what questions to ask and what is the appropriate follow-up post-interview are areas that may cross your mind. But there is also something else you should consider...

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  • How to Approach Your Job Search If You've Been Fired

    How to Approach Your Job Search If You've Been Fired

    Getting fired is always a tough situation, but it doesn't mean that you'll never achieve job success again. Although challenging, if you approach your job search after a termination strategically you can get back work. The first and most important step...

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  • Top Highest-Paying Fields You Can Enter with an Associate's Degree

    Top Highest-Paying Fields You Can Enter with an Associate's Degree

    While many assume high-paying jobs require a bachelor's or graduate degree, there are a number of excellent career options available to associate's degree holders.

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  • Ensure Your Cover Letter is Read with These 3 Great Strategies

    Ensure Your Cover Letter is Read with These 3 Great Strategies

    Sitting at your computer wondering if your cover letter will even be read by the hiring manager? Have some important information you need to communicate to the hiring manager, but the resume isn't the appropriate place? Use these three strategies to ensure your resume is read by the hiring manager EVERY time.

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  • Explore Information Systems Security (ISS) Career Opportunities

    Explore Information Systems Security (ISS) Career Opportunities

    Computer hackers and cyber-terrorists can wreak havoc on information systems (IS). Because of this looming threat, the demand for cyber-security specialists - and information security...

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  • An Associate's Degree Can Lead to Administrative Assistant Positions

    An Associate's Degree Can Lead to Administrative Assistant Positions

    In an economically troubled time, many companies have scaled back on full-time hiring. However, a new survey by CareerBuilder shows that about 36% plan on hiring contract or temporary workers...

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  • Top Interviewing Tips for Veterans

    Top Interviewing Tips for Veterans

    Transitioning from a military to a civilian career can be challenging for veterans, and like other job seekers, many are concerned about proper interviewing techniques. Like military training, interview preparation is essential. It not only demonstrates your skills...

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  • Jobs Outlook for Veterans

    Jobs Outlook for Veterans

    While the national unemployment rate hovers at 9.1%, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – or Gulf War-ear II veterans - face a higher rate of unemployment of 13.3 percent. Overall, more than one million veterans are currently unemployed, with an additional anticipated...

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  • Dressing for Success in the New Year

    Dressing for Success in the New Year

    We may be entering a new year, and while we herald in changes such as new technologies and trends, some things remain constant year-to-year, and how you dress for success in the workplace is one of them. While today's office environment is far more casual than...

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  • Best Jobs for Veterans

    Best Jobs for Veterans

    The unemployment rate for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan was 12.1 percent in 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And young male veterans (those ages 18 to 24) have an even higher unemployment rate, or 29.1 percent...

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  • Interviewing Strategies for Women

    Interviewing Strategies for Women

    Women make up approximately 47 percent of the labor market; a great economic contribution to the workforce. Currently about 8.1 percent remain unemployed. While this is below the national average, women of all ages and job titles have been deeply...

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  • Improve Career Opportunities Through Advanced Degree Programs

    Improve Career Opportunities Through Advanced Degree Programs

    Individuals who have already begun their careers and want to improve their professional value can benefit from master's degree programs.Those who wish to further their education without quitting their job should consider enrolling in online courses.

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  • What Not to Wear For a Job Interview

    What Not to Wear For a Job Interview

    As much as we may not like it, it is hard to change a first impression. This philosophy can apply to many situations, especially during your first interview with a prospective employer. Weve all had them wardrobe malfunctions...

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  • Resolving to Go Back to School

    Resolving to Go Back to School

    In our article, Redefining Your Career in the New Year, we address how to plan for a career change. In outlining the process, one area we addressed was the potential need of further education, especially for those looking to shift careers completely. If you think...

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  • Job Hunt Strategies for the New Year

    Job Hunt Strategies for the New Year

    As we look to the year ahead, this is a good time to review the job hunt strategies you employed last year. If you are still looking for a job, seeking a new opportunity, or want to make a career change, re-evaluating the strategies you used last year and how best to...

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  • Find Job Satisfaction With an IT Career

    Find Job Satisfaction With an IT Career

    Individuals who want to find a satisfying career in a troubled economy may want to consider pursuing a job in the information technology, or IT, industry. According to a recent survey by Modis, 89% of IT professionals are currently content with their...

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  • Ford Collaborates with Universities on Sustainability Issues

    Ford Collaborates with Universities on Sustainability Issues

    Individuals who wish to launch careers as environmental scientists may have excellent job opportunities, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of these professionals to increase by 18% over the next eight years.

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  • Study Shows Most Firefighters are Happy, Satisfied with Their Jobs

    Study Shows Most Firefighters are Happy, Satisfied with Their Jobs

    A new study by the University of Chicago shows that across all occupations, about 47% of people said they were very satisfied with their jobs, while 33% said they were, in general, very happy...

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  • Top 8 Sales and Management Careers for Veterans

    Top 8 Sales and Management Careers for Veterans

    As America winds down efforts in the Middle East, many former soldiers are discovering a need to transition from military life back into the civilian world. With access to G.I. Bill funding, some veterans are finding heading back to class to earn new credentials...

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  • Relate Military Experience to the Business World

    Relate Military Experience to the Business World

    My brother Jim served in the U.S. Army for 17 years. Today, he works for the Department of Homeland Security, training first responders for emergencies.That sounds like a natural transition, but between those two jobs, Jim spent about a decade years in private business...

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  • Top 7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

    Top 7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

    Whether it’s making sure people get from Point A to Point B safely or overseeing the shipment of materials, transportation jobs offer potential for those with an interest in the field.

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  • Resume Mistakes to Avoid

    Resume Mistakes to Avoid

    The resume is one of the very first things a potential employer will use to decide on the best candidates for an available job. Many employers will only give a resume a 20 to 30 second glance before deciding to keep it or toss it out. You need to make sure...

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  • Sharpen Your Skills And Help Your Favorite Cause

    Sharpen Your Skills And Help Your Favorite Cause

    President Obama has called on Americans to make community service a part of their daily lives. Volunteering is not only a good way to give back to the community, but also a great approach to sharpening skills, networking with employers, and possibly landing a job...

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  • Tweeting for Jobs

    Tweeting for Jobs

    Twitter is a social site that can be helpful when job searching. With the wonders of modern technology, those who list job openings can automatically post each job to twitter as it is listed, giving you the heads up that something has become available within the category that you are searching.

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  • How to Make a Good First Impression at Work

    How to Make a Good First Impression at Work

    First impressions are always important, and never more so than on the work-front. The reality is and will always be that people make an assumption of you within the first few seconds you meet. This can include everything from the way you dress, to how you speak..

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  • How to Balance Work and Family

    How to Balance Work and Family

    As we celebrate Father's Day, this is a good time to bring up work-life balance. For many, as we've moved into a business culture where being available 24/7 is the norm, work-life balance can be an issue. With dual working family households at close to 50...

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  • Should You Slow Down Your Job Search in the Summer?

    Should You Slow Down Your Job Search in the Summer?

    The air is warm, the grass is green and the sun is shining, but you may inevitably still find yourself among the ranks of the unemployed. What most job seekers do not realize, however, is that the summer months are actually a vital time to commit to your job search...

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  • How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

    How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

    At some point in your career, you will probably be challenged with dealing with a difficult boss. This may leave you riddled with a sense of low self esteem, and you may bring this negativity home. Although dealing with a difficult boss can leave you feeling that you have no...

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  • Top Resolutions for the New Year

    Top Resolutions for the New Year

    The cornerstone of any successful career is excitement and eagerness to do something that you love. With the desire for career success, this may mean extra work, which can result in detachment from friends and family in favor of attending to the innumerable...

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  • Keeping up with Technology at Work

    Keeping up with Technology at Work

    When it comes to technology it seems we're all moving at "warped speed". The past few years, in particular, have brought us an influx of new technologies, making the general convenience of our personal lives grow exponentially, as well as streamlining our...

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  • Should You Change Jobs Now?

    Should You Change Jobs Now?

    Sometime during a job search, many people ask me whether they should consider a change of career. Before I answer, I always ask, "Why are you considering a change?" Their answer tends to be one of three: They can see that their old line of work is disappearing;

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  • What if You've Never Had a

    What if You've Never Had a "Real Job"?

    Maybe you're just about to graduate. Maybe you've been a parent and homemaker since you got married. Maybe you left school to care for a sick parent and now it's ten years later, and you're wondering how to start a career . Now you wonder, "How can I convince someone to hire me when I've never had a real job?"

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  • Get Your Time's Worth With Part Time Jobs

    Get Your Time's Worth With Part Time Jobs

    Time Is Money: It's an old adage that we all know and understand, but do we really apply it in our daily life? If you have a little extra time, there are several ways you can leverage it to bump up your savings. The most fun and rewarding of all ways is working part time.

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  • 5 Ways To Tap Into Career Intuition

    5 Ways To Tap Into Career Intuition

    Do you believe in intuition? Do you realize you can tap into your own future and "see" your next successful career step? Perhaps you're smart, successful, practical, realistic and don't believe in what you can't see. But then why are you in this mess? Why are you rethinking your life? Why are you afraid?

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  • I See Your Dream Job: Your New Year's Resolution

    I See Your Dream Job: Your New Year's Resolution

    Forget the "lose 5 pounds" and "stop drinking coffee" resolutions; this year, it's time to use the powerful energy of a new decade to finally do the work you came here to do. These six steps will help you launch your new-and-improved career, and move closer to your life's work.

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  • The Intuitive Job Search

    The Intuitive Job Search

    If you've been job hunting for awhile with few promising results, it's time to try something new. It's time to use the powerful energy inside of you - called intuition - to guide you to the work you came here to do. When you master the art of listening to your intuition, it's like revving up your job-search engine and giving it super-powers.

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  • The Next Possible Thing

    The Next Possible Thing

    You woke up this morning with a new idea. You marinated in it before getting out of bed. You asked yourself, is this the time to follow that dream? There has never been a greater time to follow that dream than now.When the conventional rules of career come crashing in around us, we emerge from the rubble holding onto our true selves - the divine potential we came to fulfill through our work. Nothing else remains.

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  • Business Professionals Have Numerous Online Degree Options

    Business Professionals Have Numerous Online Degree Options

    Those who have earned a master's degree and wish to boost their careers may benefit from enrolling in a doctoral degree program Professionals with advanced degrees and certifications have increased job prospects, lower rates of unemployment and higher salaries than those with less education, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • Top Paying Jobs for Women

    Top Paying Jobs for Women

    Women are using their skills and abilities in many industries to maximize their career and annual pay. They have to. The female presence in the workforce has grown to 47 percent, according to the Department of Labor Womens Bureau. In fact, the Bureau also...

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  • Tips and Tricks for a Successful Job Search

    Tips and Tricks for a Successful Job Search

    If you find that your job search has stalled or you aren't getting any responses from prospective employers, the recruiting specialists at America's Job Exchange offer some tips to consider that can kick-start your search again and provide some fresh perspective...

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  • The Job Seeker's Guide to Online Job Search

    The Job Seeker's Guide to Online Job Search

    Launching a job search can be a daunting task for anyone, whether you're a transitioning veteran job seeker, looking to change careers or a novice. The Web is peppered with scores of job sites, referral tools, networking sites, social media, and job search engines...

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  • Professionals Have Increased Opportunities To Obtain Project Management Training

    Professionals Have Increased Opportunities To Obtain Project Management Training

    Employers are increasingly seeking applicants who have completed training in project management . As a result, a growing number of online and campus-based postsecondary institutions are offering...

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  • Start a Career in the Fast-Growing Healthcare Field as an LPN

    Start a Career in the Fast-Growing Healthcare Field as an LPN

    New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the unemployment rate changed very little during the month of October. Currently, about 13.9 million Americans do not have jobs...

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  • Redefining Your Career in the New Year

    Redefining Your Career in the New Year

    If you are like many people, you may be gearing up to make a New Year's resolution. This is a time of year when you, like countless others, are perhaps re-assessing some aspect of your life and setting goals for the year ahead. This may also be a time...

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  • Launching a Social Media Marketing Career

    Launching a Social Media Marketing Career

    Individuals who are interested in the marketing industry probably know that in recent years, social media has established a major presence in the field. According to a November 2011 survey by Wildfire, about 97% of marketing professionals believe social...

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  • Best Industries to Work In

    Best Industries to Work In

    Whether you are a recent college graduate or someone who's been in the workforce for several years, it's always a good practice to stay abreast of the top industries. Although there is no definitive way to know what industries and jobs will be most available and most...

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  • Your Career: What Do You Really Want?

    Your Career: What Do You Really Want?

    Regardless of what career path you choose, fundamentally most of us work because we need to earn a living. At some point in all of our careers, however, the inevitable question is posed "Is this what I want to be doing?" While this can seem like a daunting question...

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  • Put Your Values to Work in the Nonprofit Sector

    Put Your Values to Work in the Nonprofit Sector

    Many people have strong beliefs and a dedication to charitable causes, but may not know that it is possible for them to assist these groups in their professional lives. Nonprofit HR Solutions reports that about 10.7 million employees currently make up the nonprofit...

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  • Health Informatics Jobs Growing as Paperless Deadline Nears

    Health Informatics Jobs Growing as Paperless Deadline Nears

    Back in 2010, the United States government embraced health informatics and all the benefits that come with it by implementing a mandate for healthcare facilities to become paperless by 2015...

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  • Careers in Negotiations

    Careers in Negotiations

    As the global marketplace becomes increasingly diverse and people from all walks of life find themselves working together more closely than ever before, conflict may be inevitable. Business leaders who understand the positive aspects of conflict can leverage the...

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  • Ensure Your Resume Commands The Hiring Manager's Attention

    Ensure Your Resume Commands The Hiring Manager's Attention

    We all want the coveted call back and no one likes to spend hours sending out hundreds of resumes, only to feel the desperation of no return calls. Before you start feeling hopeless or shred your resume apart for the 20th time just to start over, check out these three strategies to make sure your resume is right on target.

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  • What One Element Will Catapult Your Resume To Success?

    What One Element Will Catapult Your Resume To Success?

    Wishing there were a secret to landing your resume at the top of pile? Or how about when the hiring manager scans your resume and he or she immediately places you in the "call for interview" stack -wouldn't we all like to be there? Here is one strategy you can implement in your resume today to start receiving more results tomorrow.

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  • Does the Resume Fit? If So, Then Use It.

    Does the Resume Fit? If So, Then Use It.

    Know the expression, 'If the shoe fits, wear it'? Well, a great rule of thumb for job search 2.0 is, 'If the resume fits the job description, use it'. If it doesn't, then tailor it to the specific position for which you are applying and to your strengths.

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  • Resume Writing Tips for College Grads and Other Entry Level Job Seekers

    Resume Writing Tips for College Grads and Other Entry Level Job Seekers

    A strong, well written resume is an invaluable tool for your job hunting success. And for entry-level job seekers, like college grads, it's even more critical. Since you may not have any on-the-job...

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  • Resume Writing Strategies for Bilingual Professionals

    Resume Writing Strategies for Bilingual Professionals

    As a bilingual job seeker, you boast a very special skill that is in top demand by many companies. A polished, well-written resume that highlights this aptitude will help you gain an audience with employers in many industries, including healthcare, financial...

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  • What are the Different Types of Resume Formats?

    What are the Different Types of Resume Formats?

    Resumes are like advertisements. As such, its important to decide which type of ad in this case, format - you will use before you begin the resume writing process. Depending on the type of job you are applying to, different resume formats may apply...

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  • Resume Writing Tips for Disabled Americans

    Resume Writing Tips for Disabled Americans

    If you are a person with a disability, one of the first considerations you make during your jobs search is to decide if you will or will not disclose your disability. While being transparent during the interview process is recommended, when writing a resume you do not need...

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  • How To Explain Your Weaknesses

    How To Explain Your Weaknesses

    At some point during your job search, probably during the interview, you will likely be asked about your weaknesses. Employers normally ask this to see how you approach a difficult question,whether or not you recognize your weaknesses, what you're doing about them...

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  • Make A Great First Impression and Land the Interview

    Make A Great First Impression and Land the Interview

    While many career experts will harp on resume content all day long, I believe there is one element of your resume that is more critical than the content. Don't get me wrong-you need strong, compelling content to reel the hiring manager in and land the interview, but creating a memorable first impression is even more important.

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  • Interviewing Strategies for College Grads and Other Entry Level Workers

    Interviewing Strategies for College Grads and Other Entry Level Workers

    First-time job interviews can be daunting. You have limited experience. You will be tackling some tough questions. And you need to understand the basic protocol of interviewing itself. While this...

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  • Questions to Ask When Negotiating Your Salary

    Questions to Ask When Negotiating Your Salary

    Salary negotiations are one of the most intimidating parts of the job search process. Even those that are confident through every phase of interviewing can sometimes be stumped about how to approach salary discussions. How you approach salary negotiations...

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  • Interviewing Strategies for Americans with Disabilities

    Interviewing Strategies for Americans with Disabilities

    Sometime during a job search, many people ask me whether they should consider a change of career. Before I answer, I always ask, "Why are you considering a change?"...

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  • Starting Your Own Business – What You Need to Know

    Starting Your Own Business – What You Need to Know

    More than half of working Americans are employed in small businesses – those classified as having 500 employees or less As the unemployment rate continues to stagnate, current job seekers and others may be considering whether it makes sense to start...

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  • Good Career Choices for Americans with Disabilities

    Good Career Choices for Americans with Disabilities

    The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) levels the playing field for people with disabilities. And when it comes to employment, everyone should have the same opportunity available if they have the skills to carry out the job function successfully. So, what kind of jobs...

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  • Top 5 Occupations for Veterans Entering the Civilian Workforce

    Top 5 Occupations for Veterans Entering the Civilian Workforce

    Approximately 22 million men and women in the civilian non-institutional population ages 18 and over are veterans. At any given time, thousands of veterans are preparing to enter the...

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  • Job Hunt Strategies for Americans with Disabilities

    Job Hunt Strategies for Americans with Disabilities

    For the millions of Americans with disabilities in the workforce, like any job seeker, there are strategies you can employ to be most effective in your job search. The Recruiting Experts at America’s Job Exchange, specialists in diversity hiring offer some vital tips...

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  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    With the unemployment rate holding steady in the 9 percent range, many Americans are having difficulty obtaining a job. The economy has been especially difficult for employment for disabled workers. A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report sheds light on the plight...

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  • Veterans Wanted for Customer Service and Sales Positions

    Veterans Wanted for Customer Service and Sales Positions

    A new CareerBuilder survey shows that military veterans may soon see many new job opportunities, as about 20% of employers said they plan to actively recruit veterans over the next 12 months, according to a press release. In particular, veterans can find jobs...

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  • Top 6 Healthcare Careers for Veterans

    Top 6 Healthcare Careers for Veterans

    Veterans trying to figure out life after military service will find the healthcare industry offers many opportunities. Veterans, in fact, are often especially well-poised for entering this career arena....

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  • Keeping Up in a Down Economy

    Keeping Up in a Down Economy

    How do you get a job and keep a job in this tough economy? There is no magic formula that will guarantee success, but here is some straight-forward advice that will help you be a stand-out and improve your odds.

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  • Top Twenty Occupations with the Highest Projected Job Growth

    Top Twenty Occupations with the Highest Projected Job Growth

    Job security has become a big priority for job seekers, especially after so many workers experienced layoffs during the recession. When searching for a new career, its important to know which jobs...

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  • What Do Employers Want from Their Employees?

    What Do Employers Want from Their Employees?

    What makes a good employee? While the response may differ from manager to manager and company, one constant holds true – employers want employees who are dependable, trustworthy, and good at their jobs. Great employees share certain characteristics...

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  • Resume Strategies for Those Transitioning Careers

    Resume Strategies for Those Transitioning Careers

    The U.S. Labor Department recently said that the average person changes careers (thats careers, not jobs) 3-5 times during their lifetime. Whether you're a mother re-entering the workforce after a leave of absence or you're transitioning from the military to civilian...

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  • Key Elements to Build a Winning Resume

    Key Elements to Build a Winning Resume

    Your resume should be viewed as one of the most important marketing tools that get you in the door to meet with hiring employers. While your resume alone will not land you a job, it can certainly help with your job search goals. From a title that matches...

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  • Resume Writing Tips for Older Workers

    Resume Writing Tips for Older Workers

    For older workers about to write a resume, similar to the job search process, there are some challenges you face. The way you write your resume and position your skills will determine how you stand out from other job candidates. Here are some tips you can follow...

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  • Is Your Resume Honest?

    Is Your Resume Honest?

    The resume is a crucial component during the job search. In today's tougher and more competitive job market, many job seekers are confused about what to include and what to eliminate when writing their resume...

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  • Positive Trends for Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Job Growth in 2014

    Positive Trends for Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Job Growth in 2014

    Due to The Affordable Care Act, many employers are looking for professionals ready to take part in healthcare careers. Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) is particularly a thriving career choice, with HIT job growth expected to increase in 2014.

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  • Earn A Degree Before Working In Law Enforcement?

    Earn A Degree Before Working In Law Enforcement?

    Careers in law enforcement range from patrol officers and detectives to lawyers. If you’re considering a job in this field, becoming a police officer is a great option.

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  • Become a Private Detective

    Become a Private Detective

    While the hours are long and job duties can be complicated, a career as a private detective can be a good choice for those who want to work in law enforcement because of the projected job growth and decent salary.

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  • Professional Networking - A Job Search Must

    Professional Networking - A Job Search Must

    Networking has always been one of the most effective ways of securing a job. Today, professional networking is more critical than ever. With an over-saturated job seeker market, standing out means you need to get out of your house - or cube - and connect...

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  • How to Write a Job Acceptance Letter

    How to Write a Job Acceptance Letter

    Whether by standard mail or email, if you have accepted a job offer it is always a good idea to send a job acceptance letter. This communique is a way to outline the details of the job, an opportunity to thank those with whom you've met, as well as confirm the start...

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  • Questions to Ask Employers during an Interview

    Questions to Ask Employers during an Interview

    When on a job interview, the question and answer session is the best way for recruiters to determine if you are the best candidate for the job. It is also an opportunity for you to interview prospective employers. By asking them and yourself questions so you can...

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  • Military Skills that Translate to the Civilian Workplace

    Military Skills that Translate to the Civilian Workplace

    If you are coming out of the military and looking to make the transition to civilian life, it can be intimidating. And little can seem more daunting than trying to find a job.

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  • Health Information Technology Professionals

    Health Information Technology Professionals

    For those looking ahead to a career beyond serving in the military, an industry to consider is the rapidly growing healthcare field. Quarter after quarter, year after year, the healthcare industry continues to add jobs and expand services.

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  • How to Become a Logistician

    How to Become a Logistician

    When looking for a career after the military, many people might overlook a career that can make use of the kind of skills many people pick up during their military service. That occupation is logistician.

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  • Computer and Information Systems Managers

    Computer and Information Systems Managers

    If you’re a computer-savvy problem-solver who loves technology, this might be the career for you.

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  • The History of the Equal Pay Act and Its Impact on Women

    The History of the Equal Pay Act and Its Impact on Women

    Women have been facing pay discrimination for decades - and unfortunately, continue to do so today. In fact, women earn 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, even though they make up almost 50 percent of today's workforce...

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  • Gender Bias in Terms of Pay Continues - Women Still Earn Less than Men

    Gender Bias in Terms of Pay Continues - Women Still Earn Less than Men

    Each year March heralds the celebration of women with National Women's History month. This year, the National Women's History project picked, "Women Inspiring Innovation through...

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  • How Do You Decide what is a Priority When everything is Important?

    How Do You Decide what is a Priority When everything is Important?

    Is everything really that important? Sometimes it may feel that way when weighed down with both work and family life. The hardest part when this happens is to determine what is the real priority, and what tasks can be relegated to a later time. Unfortunately...

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  • Advantages of Being Flexible in the Workplace

    Advantages of Being Flexible in the Workplace

    Flexibility at work is a necessity for employees and employers, alike. Streamlined workforces, shifts in technology and a changing market are just a few reasons why flexibility is the new norm for many organizations. While your company may not have a formal...

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  • New Year Resolutions for the Workplace

    New Year Resolutions for the Workplace

    The New Year means new beginnings - a great time to set both personal and workplace goals. Here are some ways to help you ring in the New Year with resolutions specific to the workplace. I resolve to do the best job I can each day. Do you understand what’s...

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  • Recovering from the Holiday Madness

    Recovering from the Holiday Madness

    You may still be recovering from the rush of the holidays – work and family obligations, holiday shopping and all your countless other commitments may have left you bereft of energy. The New Year is an ideal time to assess the past year and make improvements...

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  • Managing Your Online Reputation

    Managing Your Online Reputation

    Managing your online reputation in today's world is more important than ever. Whether you are a LinkedIn maven, a Word Press fanatic, or you launch Facebook more times a day than you'd rather admit, odds are you've joined the social media revolution...

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  • How to Leave a Job Gracefully

    How to Leave a Job Gracefully

    While everyone has a Jerry Maguire fantasy of walking out of the office with flare, you should always approach every aspect of work with professionalism. The way you approach quitting a job can impact your career, so you need to be careful. If you want to leave...

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  • Video Resume: Is it Right for You?

    Video Resume: Is it Right for You?

    Even as the economy begins to make improvements, there are still many incredibly smart and talented professionals looking for work. If you're one of them, you've no doubt been exposed to endless 'how-to' tips on putting together a great resume, interviewing well...

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  • Things Employers Want to See on Your Resume

    Things Employers Want to See on Your Resume

    While job search strategies may have shifted with the advent of social networks and more recruiting taking place online, one constant remains – you need a solid resume, say our career experts. Whether you present this in standard written form or via your...

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  • Desired Leadership Skills You Need to Advance Your Career

    Desired Leadership Skills You Need to Advance Your Career

    While becoming a successful leader requires many steps, having the right skills is crucial. You can set yourself apart by taking a leadership course that provides the necessary training and allows you to improve your skill set.

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  • How to Move From Sales to Sales Management

    How to Move From Sales to Sales Management

    A company’s sales team is at the heart of a business enterprise, the group that drives profits and ensures the company meets monetary goals. For every sales team, there is someone who leads them to...

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  • Leadership Skills are the Critical Link to Your Next Career Promotion

    Leadership Skills are the Critical Link to Your Next Career Promotion

    When searching through the resumes of potential candidates for promotion, many company executives will be looking for signs of leadership skills. That’s a separate issue than whether or not someone is...

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  • Job Prospects and Top 5 States With The Highest Salary for Medical Assistants

    Job Prospects and Top 5 States With The Highest Salary for Medical Assistants

    Job prospects for medical assistants are improving noticeably as the healthcare industry adjusts to new health care legislation and responds to increases in patient case loads. But medical assistants also may find they have additional responsibilities...

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  • Summer Job Search Strategies

    Summer Job Search Strategies

    Summer is almost here. You're hot. You're tired. You want to go to the beach. The winter of your job-search discontent may have past, but with the warm weather it doesn't mean you should put your job search plan on hold. While it may be hard to focus on looking for...

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  • When to Turn Down a Job Offer

    When to Turn Down a Job Offer

    It may sound counter-intuitive in a down job market, but there are instances when it is best to turn down a job offer. This can be a result of many factors, including the job not being a good fit, the responsibilities are not ideal to your career goals and more...

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  • Free Webinar On Professional Portfolio Building

    Free Webinar On Professional Portfolio Building

    Recent screening tests from Automatic Data Processing - a human resources company - found that 54% of job applicants submitted false information on their resumes. In order to verify that this information is correct, many applicants submit professional...

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  • Preparing for Your Performance Review

    Preparing for Your Performance Review

    Stress, anticipation, trepidation, and anxiety: these are all emotions a person feels before an interview. But they are also common during another big event in a persons career the performance review. Many workers get only one or two chances a year to put...

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  • Women Unique Struggles on the Work Front

    Women Unique Struggles on the Work Front

    While those looking for work often struggle to find jobs, women, in particular, face numerous issues that compound the situation. From higher unemployment rates than their male counterparts, inequities in pay, and a higher reliance on minimum wage job, women...

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  • Top 9 Most Common Income Tax Errors

    Top 9 Most Common Income Tax Errors

    Tax time can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Ideally the taxes you pay out in your paycheck would be enough, but that is not always the case and sometimes there are credits or additional deductions you can take. That's why it's important...

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  • Working Capital for Large Scale Projects

    Working Capital for Large Scale Projects

    Launching a large scale project requires the right financial advisers and proper planning. It's important that your financial adviser is someone who has chosen to become a CPA. All CPAs are well-versed in financial planning and advising various clients on...

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  • Polish Your Resume for 2015

    Polish Your Resume for 2015

    The New Year is always the best time to revamp your job search efforts. Outside of networking, your resume is the single most important tool to get you that interview...

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  • The Value of an Internship versus a Job

    The Value of an Internship versus a Job

    When you’re faced with the decision of taking a paying job over an unpaid internship in your field, it is worth considering whether the short–term paycheck will be more important than the long–term investment that interning can provide. While some...

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  • How to Become an Air Traffic Controller

    How to Become an Air Traffic Controller

    If you’re a good problem-solver who also loves aviation, this might be the perfect career for you.

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  • Information Security Analysts

    Information Security Analysts

    When looking for a career after the military, many people might overlook a post-military life may not be difficult for those with computer skills or a desire to obtain them.

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  • How to Become a Petroleum Engineer

    How to Become a Petroleum Engineer

    Veterans seeking a post-military career that offers better-than-average pay in a rapidly growing field might discover putting their discipline, mathematical and scientific skills to work pays off big in petroleum engineering.

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